Here are some useful links to get ASD information along with helpful resource links:

 

Autism Spectrum Disorder Information Links And Resources-

Facts and Statistics on Autism Spectrum Disorder:  http://www.autism-society.org/

IEP Information (Individualized Education Plan for students):  http://www.autism-society.org/individualized-education-plan-iep/

Autism Definition and Information:  https://www.autismspeaks.org/what-autism

ESE Definition and Information (Exceptional Student Education):  http://www.fldoe.org/academics/exceptional-student-edu/index.stml

Autism Education along with helpful tips and resources:  http://autism.lovetoknow.com/Main_Page#h1G7dW6cRI2DFV1H.97

Safety tip information, resources such as how to find a support group along with program information:  http://nationalautismassociation.org/

 

 

HOW TO APPLY FOR BENEFITS:

Useful Links To Help with Applying for Benefits (An ASD Diagnosis falls under Disability these links will help you in applying for benefits such as Social Security Income, Medicaid and SNAP)

Applying for SSI : http://www.ssa.gov/disabilityssi/ssi.html

Applying for Medicaid and SNAP Benefits:  http://www.myflorida.com/accessflorida/

 

 

Local Organizations to Check Out for Social Events, Programs and Get Help Stopping Bullies in Your Child’s School:

 

Having trouble with Bullies? Want to get involved with the fight to end bulling check out: http://www.thebullyride.com

My Autism Connection provides a great support group for young ASD Adults: https://www.facebook.com/MyAutismConnection/?fref=ts

Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD) is a great organization to help with resources such as support groups, events and much more: http://card-usf.fmhi.usf.edu/index.html

Looking for a COOL Learning Center? Check out BEE Gaia: http://www.houseofgaia.org/

 

Goodwill Southwest Florida provides many different services to help all disabled individuals (Children and Adults).

 

United Way Programs / Resource Houses- http://www.ccmileecounty.com/CCMI_CMS/index.php/programs/united-way-resource-houses